Best of 2022: It’s the Song That Chooses Me

  1. “Mycelia”–Bjork (Fossora)
  2. “ABC”–Polyphia feat. Sophia Black (Remember That You Will Die)
  3. “Break the Man”–Tears for Fears (The Tipping Point)
  4. “With U”–Soccer Mommy (Sometimes, Forever)
  5. “Wild”–Spoon (Lucifer on the Sofa)
  6. “Champion”–Warpaint (Radiate Like This)
  7. “The Getaway”–The Afghan Whigs (How Do You Burn?)
  8. “Fill My World”–Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (4)
  9. “Good and Gone”–Marcus King (Young Blood)
  10. “FREEDOM”–Jon Batiste (WE ARE)
  11. “World’s in Need”–Liam Gallagher (C’MON YOU KNOW)
  12. “Efemra”–Zola Jesus (ARKHON)
  13. “Good to Know”–Duncan Sheik (Claptrap)
  14. “Until”–Cecile McLorin Salvant (Ghost Song)
  15. “Most Men”–Amber Mark (Three Dimensions Deep)
  16. “Supermarket”–Wet Leg (Wet Leg)

This mix is also available to stream on Mixcloud, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music.

Other music and music-related things (not necessarily all from 2022) that I deeply enjoyed this year:

The incredible and long-awaited documentary In the Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50 and, relatedly, seeing Robert Fripp and his manager David Singleton live on the last stop of their lecture tour at the City Winery here in Chicago / Say She She’s Prism / Axel Boman’s Luz / Bartees Strange’s Farm to Table / Kikagaku Moyo’s Kumoyo Island / POLIÇA’s Madness / Destroyer’s LABYRINTHITIS / Danger Mouse & Black Thought’s Cheat Codes / the video for Laura Veirs’s song “Winter Windows” / Death Cab for Cutie’s song “Rand McNally” / Whitney’s song “REAL LOVE” / the video for The Divine Comedy’s song “The Best Mistakes” / the intensely moving documentary about Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Keyboard Fantasies, and his unjustly forgotten album from 1986, Keyboard Fantasies / Amy Winehouse singing “Don’t Go to Strangers” with Paul Weller / Jeff Buckley’s Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk (esp. “Everybody Here Wants You”) / Justin Hawkins Rides Again / And of course, the theme from Goncharov

Extra bonus content! For Apple Music users, my husband Brian has created his own mini-mix of faves from 2022 that can be streamed here.